1.0.0 / June 12, 2013
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Description

Earthquake Map and Alerts will let you know when the next tremorhits! Set alerts for your area based on distance and strength toreceive notifications on your phone. You can also view earthquakesthat have already occurred in a list view, organized by magnitude.With map view, you can find quakes closest to you and see detailssuch as distance from you, start time and magnitude.

In addition here is what California recommends you to do in anEarthquake (source: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx)

Many people think having bottled water on hand is a good idea.That’s true, as long as you have enough. Many are certain thatstanding in a doorway during the shaking is a good idea. That’sfalse, unless you live in an unreinforced adode structure;otherwise, you're more likely to be hurt by the door swingingwildly in a doorway or trampled by people trying to hurry outsideif you’re in a public place.

How to be Prepared

Electricity, water, gas and telephones may not be working afteran earthquake. The police and fire departments are likely to betied up. You should be prepared to fend for yourself for at leastthree days, preferably for a week.

You'll need food and water (a gallon a day per person); a first aidkit; a fire extinguisher suitable for all types of fires;flashlights; a portable radio; extra batteries, blankets, clothes,shoes and money (ATMs may not work); medication; an adjustable orpipe wrench to turn off gas or water, if necessary; baby and petfood; and an alternate cooking source (barbecue or camp stove).This list can also be applied to other disasters, such as floods orwildfires.

It’s also a good idea to decide beforehand how and where yourfamily will reunite if separated during a quake and to conductin-home practice drills. You might choose an out-of-the-area friendor relative that family members can call to check on you.

Securing water heaters, major appliances and tall, heavy furnitureto prevent them from toppling are prudent steps. So, too, arestoring hazardous or flammable liquids, heavy objects andbreakables on low shelves or in secure cabinets.

Discuss earthquake insurance with your agent. Depending on yourfinancial situation and the value of your home, it may beworthwhile.

During an Earthquake

If you're indoors, stay there. Get under -- and hold onto --adesk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear ofexterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances.The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in anoffice building, stay away from windows and outside walls and donot use the elevator.

If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings,power lines or anything else that could fall on you.

If you're driving, move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoidparking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear oftrees, light posts, signs and power lines. When you resume driving,watch out for road hazards.

If you're in a mountainous area, beware of the potential forlandslides. Likewise, if you're near the ocean, be aware thattsunamis are associated with large earthquakes. Get to highground.

If you’re in a crowded public place, avoid panicking and do notrush for the exit. Stay low and cover your head and neck with yourhands and arms.

After an Earthquake

Check for fire or fire hazards. If you smell gas, shut off themain gas valve. If there's evidence of damage to electrical wiring,shut off the power at the control box.

If the phone is working, only use it in case of emergency.Likewise, avoid driving if possible to keep the streets clear foremergency vehicles.

Be aware that items may fall out of cupboards or closets when thedoor is opened, and also that chimneys can be weakened and fallwith a touch. Check for cracks and damage to the roof andfoundation of your home.

App Information Earthquake Map and Alerts

  • App Name
    Earthquake Map and Alerts
  • Package Name
    com.earthquakemap.quake
  • Updated
    June 12, 2013
  • File Size
    2.7M
  • Requires Android
    Android 2.2 and up
  • Version
    1.0.0
  • Developer
    Earthquake Map and Alerts
  • Installs
    10,000 - 50,000
  • Price
    Free
  • Category
    Weather
  • Developer
  • Google Play Link

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Earthquake Map and Alerts will let you know when the next tremorhits! Set alerts for your area based on distance and strength toreceive notifications on your phone. You can also view earthquakesthat have already occurred in a list view, organized by magnitude.With map view, you can find quakes closest to you and see detailssuch as distance from you, start time and magnitude.In addition here is what California recommends you to do in anEarthquake (source: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/index/Earthquakes/Pages/qh_earthquakes_what.aspx)Many people think having bottled water on hand is a good idea.That’s true, as long as you have enough. Many are certain thatstanding in a doorway during the shaking is a good idea. That’sfalse, unless you live in an unreinforced adode structure;otherwise, you're more likely to be hurt by the door swingingwildly in a doorway or trampled by people trying to hurry outsideif you’re in a public place.How to be PreparedElectricity, water, gas and telephones may not be working afteran earthquake. The police and fire departments are likely to betied up. You should be prepared to fend for yourself for at leastthree days, preferably for a week.You'll need food and water (a gallon a day per person); a first aidkit; a fire extinguisher suitable for all types of fires;flashlights; a portable radio; extra batteries, blankets, clothes,shoes and money (ATMs may not work); medication; an adjustable orpipe wrench to turn off gas or water, if necessary; baby and petfood; and an alternate cooking source (barbecue or camp stove).This list can also be applied to other disasters, such as floods orwildfires.It’s also a good idea to decide beforehand how and where yourfamily will reunite if separated during a quake and to conductin-home practice drills. You might choose an out-of-the-area friendor relative that family members can call to check on you.Securing water heaters, major appliances and tall, heavy furnitureto prevent them from toppling are prudent steps. So, too, arestoring hazardous or flammable liquids, heavy objects andbreakables on low shelves or in secure cabinets.Discuss earthquake insurance with your agent. Depending on yourfinancial situation and the value of your home, it may beworthwhile.During an EarthquakeIf you're indoors, stay there. Get under -- and hold onto --adesk or table, or stand against an interior wall. Stay clear ofexterior walls, glass, heavy furniture, fireplaces and appliances.The kitchen is a particularly dangerous spot. If you’re in anoffice building, stay away from windows and outside walls and donot use the elevator.If you're outside, get into the open. Stay clear of buildings,power lines or anything else that could fall on you.If you're driving, move the car out of traffic and stop. Avoidparking under or on bridges or overpasses. Try to get clear oftrees, light posts, signs and power lines. When you resume driving,watch out for road hazards.If you're in a mountainous area, beware of the potential forlandslides. Likewise, if you're near the ocean, be aware thattsunamis are associated with large earthquakes. Get to highground.If you’re in a crowded public place, avoid panicking and do notrush for the exit. Stay low and cover your head and neck with yourhands and arms.After an EarthquakeCheck for fire or fire hazards. If you smell gas, shut off themain gas valve. If there's evidence of damage to electrical wiring,shut off the power at the control box.If the phone is working, only use it in case of emergency.Likewise, avoid driving if possible to keep the streets clear foremergency vehicles.Be aware that items may fall out of cupboards or closets when thedoor is opened, and also that chimneys can be weakened and fallwith a touch. Check for cracks and damage to the roof andfoundation of your home.
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